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Offline phillip

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« Reply #600 on: Tue, 07 June 2011, 13:26:01 »
sub arrived today :)


I would like to rearrange my room to make it fit better, but I need to be getting back to work :(

Offline phillip

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« Reply #601 on: Tue, 07 June 2011, 14:07:15 »
Yeah, I really like the look of the speaker drivers.

It's actually not a gloss finish on the sub - it's got an inlaid plexiglass top, which is fairly unique.  Unfortunately some of the glue wasn't fully set (or whatever) so it separated a little.  I pushed it down, but it's not perfectly smooth.

Offline phillip

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« Reply #602 on: Tue, 07 June 2011, 14:51:34 »
I just called and spoke to Scott about my sub's imperfections - very nice and helpful.  Unfortunately they can't replace just the plexiglass top, but they offered to replace the sub without me having any downtime.  They'll send me a prepaid shipping label in the mail along with a new sub, and I can just mail the old one back whenever I receive the new sub.  He also offered me a discount but I need to send him detailed photos first to see how much they'd offer me.  Either solution works for me though...I like customer service like that :)

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« Reply #603 on: Tue, 07 June 2011, 17:18:15 »
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Offline ironman31

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« Reply #604 on: Tue, 07 June 2011, 17:22:11 »
I'll post more pictures in this thread

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Offline ethics-

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« Reply #605 on: Tue, 14 June 2011, 19:02:44 »
I recently lost my Klipsch S4i earbuds that I use with my phone. I loved the sound isolation and the boomy bass on them. Any suggestions on my next pair of headphones? I've looked into Ety mc3s, but people said that the bass might be a bit disappointing if Im coming from the Klipsch.

Offline ethics-

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« Reply #606 on: Tue, 14 June 2011, 19:12:32 »
I have a pair of Sennheiser 555s that I have at home. Earbuds are for commuting, librarying, etc.

Out of curiosity, have you heard about the 555s being equivalent to the 595s once you remove a piece of dampening foam?

Offline ethics-

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« Reply #607 on: Tue, 14 June 2011, 20:43:51 »
Ah, I guess if I would have read the last two pages, I would have discovered that the mod was already mentioned :|

Offline ethics-

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« Reply #608 on: Tue, 14 June 2011, 21:58:03 »
Nope.  But I did look at some banana holders after seeing some users here with them.

Offline ficklampa

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« Reply #609 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 07:13:59 »
@ripster many people see to be complaining about Sennheisers buds. Seem to be bad quality and not so good audio performance compared to other brands... :/
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Offline posthaste

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« Reply #610 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 08:43:49 »
Ripster, why did you select the 8 gigabyte Sony Walkman over the 16GB version?  

I'm thinking of buying one and am curious if there's something I should know.

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« Reply #611 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 08:46:57 »
Quote from: ripster;362841
However I've had good luck with Sennys in the past and doubt it's a manufacturing issue just like the Filco ping issue has been proven to not be a manufacturing issue.

 
I've yet to see conclusive evidence that the Filco issue is not a manufacturing issue. It is definitely a QA issue as some boards do it while others don't, and we've found that putting foam inside the case helps. Which means that not all the keyboards are getting put together quite properly. Which...is...a...manufacturing...issue.

Offline nolo

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« Reply #612 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 09:17:09 »
These headphones has the best and most rich sound I ever heard:

Sennheiser HD 800


If you are looking for a really good amp, this is it:

HeadRoom Balanced Ultra Desktop Amp (BUDA)
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Offline nolo

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« Reply #613 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 09:29:41 »
Quote from: ripster;362867
$1500 seems a bit high.

 
I believe even though the HD800 is very expensive, I will still recommend it to others
because I believe that what you pay is what you get and it is certainly like no other headphones.

Offline nolo

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« Reply #614 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 09:40:43 »
HD800 it's like a Porsche for your ears! German engineering at it's finest!

The HD800 is hand-assembled in the Sennheiser global headquarters in Germany using only the finest, most luxurious materials.
In fact, even just checking out the stainless steel earpieces of the HD800 is enough to display the highest standard of engineering
design that went into the production of it. Aside from the stainless steel earpieces, the HD800 also has a stainless steel mesh and
earpad cushions made from a special micro-fiber from the luxury car industry.
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Offline nolo

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« Reply #615 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 10:23:39 »
Quote from: ripster;362876
That does it.

I'm typing up my Braun German Engineering thread as we speak.

For sure you bought a series 7, do you ? ;)

I'd recommend this ...

Offline ironman31

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« Reply #616 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 11:13:12 »
I've never heard the hd800s, but my frien who's up in portland listened to them at 32 ohm audio and sai he enjoyed the lcd2s much more, although the highs aparently are more pronounced in the hd 800
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Offline nolo

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« Reply #617 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 11:32:33 »
Quote from: ripster;362919
And they are american made.




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How are headphones made?
All Sennheiser HD800 headphones are hand-made at the Hannover production facility. In theory, they could make 5000 pairs a year, but manufacturing capacity is flexible to meet demand.
If all components are to hand, it takes around 45 minutes for a series of skilled workers to assemble a pair of HD800s – after which each set of Sennheisers is tested (of which more later).
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Offline HaveANiceDay

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« Reply #618 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 11:38:12 »
I kinda don't like pre-assembly line production methods in this day and age for something as mechanically simple as Headphones.
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Offline nolo

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« Reply #619 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 11:56:31 »
Quote from: ripster;362941
I was talking about the LCD2s being american made.
Ok , get it.


Looks nice and it costs only ~ 660€. It COULD be the Leopold of headphones ;)
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« Reply #620 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 17:51:33 »
I always thought LCD-2s were closed but Tyll Hertsens lists their measurements in the circumaural open category. And having taken his pair apart, he ought to know. Go figure.

These orthos are doing pretty well in measurements actually, particularly low-frequency distortion (regardless of whether it's the LCD-2 or one of the Hifiman units). Conventional open cans can't touch them in that regard. Their impedance response is pretty much ruler-flat, too. They are, however, quite inefficient. LCD-2s already are the least critical of the bunch, so I'd trust even a rather inexpensive amp like the FiiO E9 to drive them fairly well. Still, any old Cmoy can drive a HD800.
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Offline ironman31

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« Reply #621 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 18:18:38 »
I find the LCD-2 to be well driven by relatively weaker amps. My ibasso d10 cobra with the gain drove them past my listen volume.
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Offline nolo

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« Reply #622 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 18:40:27 »
This IS the Optimus Maximus of headphones ...

This thing is really expensive - and no longer available !!! Need mo money :(
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Offline HaveANiceDay

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« Reply #623 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 18:47:28 »
I always say: If it looks too fancy, it probably is.
Also, being the Optimus Maximus of headphones is not really a compliment.
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Offline nolo

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« Reply #624 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 19:04:00 »
Quote from: HaveANiceDay;363100
I always say: If it looks too fancy, it probably is.
It's too much expensive for me to afford :( The price for a HE 90+HEV 90 was $12,900 (in 1995!)
But i think if looks and sound quality could kill, this system would be deadly.

Quote from: HaveANiceDay;363100
Also, being the Optimus Maximus of headphones is not really a compliment.
Yepp, right. But finally i didn't mean it like that. Better: It is the Optimus Maximus of headphones because of the price.
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Offline HaveANiceDay

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« Reply #625 on: Sat, 18 June 2011, 19:14:18 »
The heat from those tubes may indeed be lethal.
I don't like "warm" sounding electronic music. Good for a guitar amp, I guess.
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Offline Backward_Pawn

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« Reply #626 on: Sun, 19 June 2011, 00:06:10 »
I use AD700 plugged into an X-Fi Ti HD.  I want to eventually get an amp and a pair of DT990s, but for now these are really good for the money.

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« Reply #627 on: Sun, 19 June 2011, 15:31:34 »
Just compared Koss Porta Pro, AKG K26p and Grado SR80. What a piece of junk those Koss are. Too much base, hardly heard what the singer sang in ZZ Top - Gimme all your lovin.
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Offline MissileMike

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« Reply #628 on: Sun, 19 June 2011, 16:52:12 »
Quote from: ficklampa;363542
Just compared Koss Porta Pro, AKG K26p and Grado SR80. What a piece of junk those Koss are. Too much base, hardly heard what the singer sang in ZZ Top - Gimme all your lovin.

You have to cut a nickel-sized hole in the porta pro foam for them to sound any good. After that, they're great for the price- but would never touch the SR-80 for sound quality.
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Offline nolo

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« Reply #629 on: Mon, 20 June 2011, 21:05:59 »
Quote from: HaveANiceDay;363110
The heat from those tubes may indeed be lethal.
I don't like "warm" sounding electronic music. Good for a guitar amp, I guess.

Maybe right. Don't know. Never listen to that headphones :(

Btw .. Electronic music
[video=youtube;7RqvPkByI1A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RqvPkByI1A[/video]

[video=youtube;kdZKhsk01kc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdZKhsk01kc[/video]
sounds best with my current configuration :)
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Offline strum4h

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« Reply #630 on: Wed, 22 June 2011, 01:39:22 »
I want to try a pair of stax so badly lol.
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« Reply #631 on: Wed, 22 June 2011, 03:06:05 »
Quote from: ironman31;363089
I find the LCD-2 to be well driven by relatively weaker amps. My ibasso d10 cobra with the gain drove them past my listen volume.

Make sure you tighten the screws once in a while.  My right screw has made some mild marks on the wood because I wasn't careful and didn't see it being loose.

Offline Daniel Beaver

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« Reply #632 on: Wed, 22 June 2011, 07:57:41 »
Quote from: ficklampa;363542
Just compared Koss Porta Pro, AKG K26p and Grado SR80. What a piece of junk those Koss are. Too much base, hardly heard what the singer sang in ZZ Top - Gimme all your lovin.

To be fair, the Porta Pro's are only $20. I like em.

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Offline ironman31

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« Reply #633 on: Wed, 22 June 2011, 09:13:26 »
Quote from: flaming_june;365121
Make sure you tighten the screws once in a while.  My right screw has made some mild marks on the wood because I wasn't careful and didn't see it being loose.

The philips head screws? So far mine seem to be holding up. How long did it take for yours to loosen?
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Offline MissileMike

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« Reply #634 on: Wed, 22 June 2011, 09:39:14 »
Quote from: ripster;365217
Ditto on that!!!!
I used to use a behind the neck variation for jogging and if they were still made I still would be still.

You're referring to the ksc-55, they were great!  After they went out of production, i got a bunch for $3 each on ebay- I still use them sometimes.
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« Reply #635 on: Wed, 22 June 2011, 09:41:24 »
Those Koss were amazing before I decided to make it more 'open' by making the holes bigger.

Accidentally stabbed one of the drivers and it's all crackly so I don't use them anymore :(

It seems as if the really cheap 75s might be some knock offs because of the plastic casing covering the driver instead of metal.
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« Reply #636 on: Wed, 22 June 2011, 09:51:12 »
99$, wow....  and they sure weren't the most comfortable headphones.
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« Reply #637 on: Wed, 22 June 2011, 10:00:33 »
so dreamy!

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« Reply #638 on: Wed, 22 June 2011, 13:02:13 »
Quote from: MissileMike;363574
You have to cut a nickel-sized hole in the porta pro foam for them to sound any good. After that, they're great for the price- but would never touch the SR-80 for sound quality.

Just in the foam or also in the plastic?

Quote from: Daniel Beaver;365190
To be fair, the Porta Pro's are only $20. I like em.

Yes, I know. But everyone seems so excited about them here. Head loads of good stuff, good reviews etc... Had more expectations from them, which I know I shouldn't have had from the first place... Didn't pay for them anyway so it's alright. Should probably give them away to someone that likes them. :D
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« Reply #639 on: Thu, 23 June 2011, 05:11:49 »
Quote from: ironman31;365216
The philips head screws? So far mine seem to be holding up. How long did it take for yours to loosen?

 
It didn't take long, but I didn't notice for a long time.

Some of my earlier headphones and gear







Kinda sorry to say, that's not even half my collection.  My friend's a headfi member since 05 and I joined in 06.  Spent literally thousands since.

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« Reply #640 on: Thu, 23 June 2011, 07:44:18 »
Quote from: ripster;365244
Please note.   "Fly Eyes" is not an Asian joke.
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« Reply #641 on: Thu, 23 June 2011, 09:05:21 »
Quote from: flaming_june;365955
It didn't take long, but I didn't notice for a long time.

Some of my earlier headphones and gear

Kinda sorry to say, that's not even half my collection.  My friend's a headfi member since 05 and I joined in 06.  Spent literally thousands since.

I was about to buy a pair of RS1i's, but I decided to go all out and get something different than the Grado sound I've heard the past couple years.
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Offline digitalleftovers

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« Reply #642 on: Sun, 03 July 2011, 01:30:32 »
Just bought a pair of these: AKG Q701 (just the K701 in colors).



I have an ART Headamp4, but its not enough to drive these things.  I would like to get a shiit Asgard, but I'm open to other ideas.  Is the HT Omega Claro Halo headphone amp worth comparing to a dedicated amp?
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« Reply #643 on: Mon, 04 July 2011, 00:51:43 »
After some research, I think the FiiO E9 would be a less expensive alternative. Thoughts?  It's not a  head-fi fave, but I'm not discouraged by that.
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« Reply #644 on: Mon, 04 July 2011, 06:16:53 »
I think you should just resell the q701s and get a 501 instead.  If you just want to update your amp, then it's time to get the Concerto.  If on a tighter budget, then a dynalo would be good.  After being in the hobby since pre 06, I never like to see people go with flavor of the month products like asgard or lyr.

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« Reply #645 on: Mon, 04 July 2011, 06:49:34 »
Quote from: digitalleftovers;372317
I have an ART Headamp4, but its not enough to drive these things.  I would like to get a shiit Asgard, but I'm open to other ideas.  Is the HT Omega Claro Halo headphone amp worth comparing to a dedicated amp?

It's a TPA6120A2 job like you'll also find on an Asus Xonar Essence ST/STX or in a FiiO E9. Should be fine for driving '701s.

The E9 actually wouldn't be a bad match - it's got plenty of gain, too (10 / 18 dB), and them AKGs won't care about the 10 ohm output impedance or show any noise. If you already have a nice soundcard, this would be one to look at. I'd trust a Meier or Lake People amp more when it comes to sustaining high output power, but those also are more expensive.
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« Reply #646 on: Mon, 04 July 2011, 20:28:07 »
No doubt both can drive the 701s, just not very well.  I can run my 600ohm t1 off onboard but it doesn't compare to my mid fi or expensive amps.

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« Reply #647 on: Tue, 05 July 2011, 00:08:04 »
Any thoughts on some of the "little brother" hi-fi stuff? Like the Matrix M-Stage, Corda Swing, or even the Burson H-160...  I wish I could listen to some of the higher end amps to know if it was actually worth the extra money to me.  I think thats the real issue.  I suppose I had a similar dilemma when I got my first Cherry keyboard, but at least I had the urging of a trusted friend.  I'm more on my own with this audio endeavor.  Speaking of Endeavors, I want my round 3 blanks!
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« Reply #648 on: Tue, 05 July 2011, 07:31:46 »
I just got myself the steelseries siberiav2 - in red! Its totally awesome, good bass and super comfortable. wondering how it will be on warm days cuz of the leather earcups, will keep you updated!

Offline kpeezy

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« Reply #649 on: Tue, 05 July 2011, 09:10:13 »
FWIW, I think the KSC35s are equal to or better than the Alessandro MS-1s. I'm pretty sure the Alessandros are the exact same as Grado SR-80. If I remember correctly, the PortaPros use the same drivers as the KSC35s.

My knowledge is fuzzy after so many years of being a speaker convert. YOU SHOULD ALL CONVERT NO EXCUSES!